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|Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
UK grid reference NS688593
South-east tower of the castle
|Type||Castle of enceinte|
|Controlled by||De Moravia family
Earl of Douglas
Earl of Angus
|Built||Begun 13th century|
|Built by||Walter de Moravia|
|Materials||Coursed red sandstone rubble|
Bothwell Castle is a large medieval castle in Scotland. It is sited on a high, steep bank, above a bend in the River Clyde, in South Lanarkshire. It is located between Uddingston and Bothwell, about 10 miles (16 km) south-east of Glasgow. The castle was built in the 13th century by the ancestors of Clan Murray. It was built to guard a strategic crossing point of the Clyde. Bothwell played a key role in Scotland's Wars of Independence. It changed hands several times.
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